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    04-22-2017, 01:25 PM
    My comment on: Finding Liberty Between Vulnerability and Coercion by Adam Gurri ****************************** The products at the grocery store arenít equally relevant to my reality. Fortunately, I get to pick and choose which products I spend my money on. I have the chance to use my money to let the store know which products are the most important to me. The store offers me, and everyone else, the opportunity to substantially participate in the prioritization process. In other words, the store is a market. The products (shows/movies) on Netflix arenít equally relevant to my reality. Unfortunately, I donít get to pick and choose which products I spend my fees on. I donít have the chance to use my money to let Netflix know which products are the most important to me. Netflix does not offer me, or anyone else, the opportunity to substantially participate in the prioritization process. Netflix is not a market. Coercion can be defined as preventing people from substantially participating in the prioritization process. With this definition, the government really does not have a monopoly on coercion. Netflix also engages in coercion.
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    04-19-2017, 02:38 PM
    I just shared some new and relevant passages in this thread. Your students should also have this info... Against and for the judgements of committees... Against the judgements of committees...
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    04-17-2017, 10:28 PM
    When you go to the grocery store, you get to pick and choose which products you spend your money on. You get to use your money to let the store know which products are most important to you. The store offers you, and everyone else, the opportunity to substantially participate in the prioritization process. In other words, the grocery store is a market. Does your school let the students, parents and teachers substantially participate in the prioritization process? Probably not. I'm guessing that your school isn't a market. 1. Who should be allowed to participate in the prioritization process? 2. How should they participate... voting or spending? My friend teaches 4th grade at a public school here in Los Angeles. At the beginning of the school year she helped her students turn their classroom into a country. Voting has been replaced with spending and the students can choose which of their 9 depts they give their pennies to. It's interesting because for a while my friend and I discussed the fact that her classroom didn't have enough computers... it only has three. For us this was an obvious priority. But then we discovered that it wasn't an obvious priority for her students. Many of them didn't even have a computer at home so they felt like three computers in their classroom was adequate... even though they regularly had to wait to use them.
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    04-13-2017, 03:01 PM
    Xerographica replied to a thread War Quotes in Grassroots Central
    Here's my reply to a liberal on Medium... The Sheer Stupidity Of Bundling War And Peace Rich people give their money to pro-war think tanks? At least they donít give my money to pro-war think tanks. Imagine if donors to PETA and donors to the NRA pooled their money and elected representatives to decide how to divide the pool of money between the two organizations. Do you think that this would be a good idea? Of course not. What if vegetarians and meat-eaters pooled their money and elected representatives to decide how to divide the pool of money between the meat industry and the vegetarian industry? Do you think that this would be a good idea? Of course not. What if peace-lovers and war-lovers pooled their money and elected representatives to decide how to divide the pool of money between war and peace? Do you think that this would be a good idea? Of course!
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    04-13-2017, 02:53 PM
    Yup. Not sure if you saw the quotes by J.S. Mill and Adam Smith. I saw Qjips' second post and it did look like spam. But why the 2 year wait? Sleeper spam? Here's another attempt to not preach to the choir... Crowdfunding Facebook Posts? Also, Realistic Individual Spending VS Idealistic Government Spending
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    04-08-2017, 01:27 PM
    Xerographica replied to a thread War Quotes in Grassroots Central
    History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap. - Ronald Reagan In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem. - Ronald Reagan The Soviet Union outspends us on defense by 50 percent, an amount equal to 15 percent of their gross national product. During the campaign I was asked any number of times: If I were faced with a choice of balancing the budget or restoring our national defenses, what would I do? Every time I said, "Restore our defenses." And every time I was applauded. - Ronald Reagan The people feeling, during the continuance of the war, the complete burden of it, would soon grow weary of it, and government, in order to humour them, would not be under the necessity of carrying it on longer than it was necessary to do so. The foresight of the heavy and unavoidable burdens of war would hinder the people from wantonly calling for it when there was no real or solid interest to fight for. - Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations When the pressure of the war is felt at once, without mitigation, we shall be less disposed wantonly to engage in an expensive contest, and if engaged in it, we shall be sooner disposed to get out of it, unless it be a contest for some great national interest. - David Ricardo, The Works of David Ricardo
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    04-07-2017, 07:29 PM
    Here's a reply to a guy in my thread...Netflix and Virtue Signalling ****************************** How people spent their fees would shape the supply. If people spent 99% of their fees on chick flicks... then Netflix would get the memo loud and clear and adjust the supply accordingly. Admittedly though, because Netflix has so many subscribers, how you spent your own fees would be a drop in the bucket. But this is even more true when you shop at the grocery store. But, because everybody spends their limited money on the groceries that most closely match their preferences, the supply closely matches everybody's preferences. Your premise for Netflix is that the supply closely matches everybody's preferences... despite the fact that nobody spends their limited money on the content that most closely matches their preferences.
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    04-07-2017, 07:22 PM
    Netflix and Virtue Signalling
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    04-06-2017, 08:27 PM
    You joined two years ago and this was your first post? I don't even know what it means! Enlighten me!
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    04-04-2017, 02:32 PM
    When I go to a grocery store I don't buy all the products. Because... A. the products don't equally match my preferences B. my money is limited I endeavor to spend my money on the products that are most important/valuable to me. I use my money to signal the value of the products. Other shoppers use their money to signal the value of the products. Shoppers provide specific and substantial feedback on the products. The grocery store uses this information to replace less valuable products with more valuable products. As a result, the products become more valuable in less time. The grocery store is a market. The order (relative importance) of the products is determined by the Invisible Hand (IH). The ISIL is in a market... but it is not a market. The order (relative importance) of the products is not determined by the IH. Instead, the order is determined by the Visible Hand (VH). As a result, the products do not become more valuable in less time.
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    04-04-2017, 02:47 AM
    Explaining the Invisible Hand to a guy in a liberal think tank.
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    04-01-2017, 12:47 AM
    Comment on: Not Against Democracy by Jason Kuznicki ******************************************* Donors to the Libertarian Party were recently given the freedom to use their donations to signal which potential convention theme is the most urgent/vital/important/necessary/relevant/valuable. Here are the top results... $6,222 Ė Iím That Libertarian!
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